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The Enigmatic Dr X

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Games consoles
« on: 17 March, 2003, 02:52:29 PM »
There have been a few posts about games consoles recently. If anyone is interested, Argos are doing a Gamecube with a game and memory card for ?79, which is a bit of a bargain.
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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #1 on: 17 March, 2003, 04:47:12 PM »
Looks like a lot of stores our clearing out gamecube stuff at low prices, as a preperation for dropping the format.

This'll put it in a situation similar to the N64 a few years back: Lovely console, a few great titles, but absolutely no suport whatsoever. Which is a damn shame.

If you can live with very few further titles being released for it you might want to snap it up at the bargain price, though I don't know how many people would pay ?80 just to play Monkeyball.

(Oh, and I wodner where this puts the Perfect Dark sequel. With Rare being bought by Microsoft and Game Cube collapsing I'm wondering if we'll ever see it)

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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #2 on: 17 March, 2003, 05:09:33 PM »
>Oh, and I wodner where this puts the Perfect Dark sequel.

AFAIK, there are plans to release a Perfect Dark game of some sort on Xbox, dunno about other systems. Here's a link for some (very sketchy) details and images...

Link: To The Game


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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #3 on: 17 March, 2003, 06:41:34 PM »
There's more than Super Monkey Ball (the sequel Super Monkey in a Hat is due soon as well).

I doubt you'll find a better platformer than Mario Sunshine and in the pipeline are Metroid Prime, the new Zelda and Mario Kart.  

All of these have been winners on every other Nintendo console and I can't see it being different on the cube.

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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #4 on: 17 March, 2003, 06:44:54 PM »
?80 - Cheaper then the new gameboy.  Crazy price.

I can't understand why this is not flying off the shelves.

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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #5 on: 17 March, 2003, 06:46:24 PM »
Erm, that would be an ecumenical question...

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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #6 on: 17 March, 2003, 06:48:19 PM »
I can't understand why this is not flying off the shelves.

Because everyone bought a Playstation instead, so that they could play GTA and watch DVDs?

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« Reply #7 on: 17 March, 2003, 06:50:37 PM »
and play their old playstation games.  Definite bonus that kinda puts teh PS out ahead.....  

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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #8 on: 17 March, 2003, 06:59:07 PM »
OK, I know the real reasons that they are not selling well.  I was more expressing my shock at the price and the hope that they would indeed now start to move.  At this price (and as the games prices seem to be reducing) the possibility of having two consoles is not too unrealistic.

'Erm, that would be an ecumenical question... '

What's ecumenical mean then?

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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #9 on: 17 March, 2003, 07:27:48 PM »
I bought one and I have an Xbox too. And big widescreen telly just to play them on. And a PC. AND my Mrs X doesn't mind.

Just a bugger I have to go to work to pay for it all...
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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #10 on: 17 March, 2003, 07:31:18 PM »
>What's ecumenical mean then?

It means you should watch more episodes of Father Ted...

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« Reply #11 on: 17 March, 2003, 07:33:09 PM »
That was a euphemistic way of giving an answer that sounds like a definate statement but is really just a very general answer - used to deflect conversation onto other matters so that the initial question can be avoided.

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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #12 on: 18 March, 2003, 03:14:58 AM »
Euphemisms aside, it means relating to the Church or Christianity as a whole.

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« Reply #13 on: 18 March, 2003, 06:01:16 AM »
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Yeah but I've got a motorcycle as well... and my Dad's bigger than Davros.
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Re: Games consoles
« Reply #14 on: 19 March, 2003, 05:33:53 PM »
Childish insults is it, Mr Tips? Well, I'm not lowering myself to that level. I don't have to reply to someone who is a big smelly-pants. So there!
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